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Match preview: Arsenal vs Forest in association with Football Index

24 September 2019

Check out the match preview as Nottingham Forest head to London to face Arsenal in the third round of the Carabao Cup, in association with Football Index.

Nottingham Forest and Arsenal meet for the 100th time tonight as both sides look to book their spot in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup (kick-off 7.45pm).

It will be The Reds' first visit to the Emirates Stadium, however, as Sabri Lamouchi's men look to continue their fine start to the season. Victory on Saturday against Barnsley saw them climb into the top six and make it nine games unbeaten in all competitions.

Forest have beaten Fleetwood Town and rivals Derby County to reach this stage of the competition, meanwhile Arsenal get their first taste of the Carabao Cup. The Gunners needed a late double to secure a 3-2 victory over Aston Villa on the weekend as they look to challenge at the top of the Premier League once again.

Club News

Listen to Arsenal vs Forest live on iFollow

23 September 2019

Team news

Rafa Mir will miss out once again for The Reds, leaving Lewis Grabban as Forest's only striking option. Sammy Ameobi could also deputise in a central role but he picked up a knock on the weekend and is a doubt.

Ryan Yates remains sidelined but is nearing a return, while Sabri Lamouchi may be tempted to rotate some players from the league action.

Forest thoughts

Head to head

  Forest wins Draws Arsenal wins
League 25 22 45
League Cup 0 0 3
FA Cup 2 0 2
Total 27 22 50

Last time out


Darren England will be in charge of tonight's game, his second Forest game of the season. He was also in the middle for the opening game of the season against West Brom and has refereed six games in total so far this campaign, showing nine yellow cards.

Ticket News

Tickets: Arsenal (A)

24 September 2019

Ticket news

Tickets for tonight's game have sold out, with Forest fans snapping up all 8,397 tickets available.

Important ticket collection and travel information can be found here.


Due to broadcasting restrictions, there will be no live feed of the match on iFollow Forest. However, you can listen to the match live with commentary provided by BBC Radio Nottingham for just £2.50. Full details can be found here.

There will also be full coverage via the club's official social media channels and in the Match Centre.

Club News

Important information for Arsenal coach travel

23 September 2019

Other ties

To be played at 7.45pm unless otherwise stated:


Colchester vs Tottenham
Crawley vs Stoke
Luton vs Leicester
Portsmouth vs Southampton
Preston vs Manchester City
Sheffield Wednesday vs Everton
Watford vs Swansea


Brighton vs Aston Villa
Burton vs Bournemouth
Chelsea vs Grimsby
MK Dons vs Liverpool
Oxford vs West Ham
Sheffield United vs Sunderland
Wolves vs Reading
Manchester United vs Rochdale (8pm)

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Match Reports

Arsenal 5-0 Forest

24 September 2019

Nottingham Forest exited the Carabao Cup at the third-round stage as they fell to defeat against Arsenal this evening.

The Premier League side had too much firepower for The Reds as they ran out 5-0 winners at the Emirates Stadium.

Sabri Lamouchi made six changes to the side from the weekend as Aro Muric returned in goal with a full debut for Chema Rodriguez in defence.

The home side started strongly and had the majority of the ball in the opening exchanges with Reiss Nelson flashing a free kick narrowly wide of Muric’s left-hand post inside the opening 10 minutes.

Forest were defending well and looking to hit their opponents on the counter attack, with Yuri Ribeiro and Matty Cash driving forward from wide areas. Joe Lolley whipped a dangerous delivery into the Arsenal area on 26 but a Forest man couldn’t get on the end of it and just after the half-hour mark the hosts went in front.

Calum Chambers volleyed a cross into the area first time for Brazilian striker Gabriel Martinelli who stooped to head the ball high into the top corner, giving Muric no chance.

The goal didn’t seem to dishearten The Reds as they continued to keep their Premier League opponents at arm’s length, until the stroke of half time when Emile Smith Rowe met a cross into the area and headed goalwards, but this time Muric was equal to it to make a fine save to his right.

The second half started with Forest more on the front foot and looking to find that levelling goal but they struggled to create any clear-cut openings despite having several breakaways.

With Forest pushing forward, it created more space for Arsenal to exploit and they should have doubled their lead on 67 minutes as Joe Willock headed wide of the target from inside the six-yard box.

They did double it, however, just four minutes later as from a corner kick Rob Holding rose unmarked in the middle to head past Muric and create some breathing space. On 78 minutes it was three for the hosts as substitute Hector Bellerin squared the ball across the face of goal for Willock to simply tap home from close range.

There was a bright spot for The Reds as Sabri Lamouchi introduced Alex Mighten and Jordan Gabriel from the bench as they made their senior debuts for the club.

But there was further punishment late on as Reiss Nelson added a fourth by converting Chambers’ low cross into the area and in injury time, Martinelli added his second as he sent a shot into the top corner via a deflection.

A tough scoreline to take but Forest’s focus is firmly on the league as they travel to Stoke City on Friday looking to continue their strong form in the Championship.

Forest: Muric, Cash, Figueiredo, Chema, Robinson (c), Ribeiro (Mighten 79’), Silva, Johnson, Lolley (Gabriel 81’), Carvalho (Ameobi 59’), Adomah

Unused subs: Smith, Milosevic, Grabban, Sow

Booking: Robinson 90’

Arsenal: Martinez, Chambers, Holding, Mustafi, Tierney (Bellerin 76’), Torreira, Willock, Nelson, Ozil (c) (Ceballos 71’), Smith Rowe (Saka 45’), Martinelli

Unused subs: Macey, Bola, Burton, Balogun

Goals: Martinelli 31’, 90', Holding 71’, Willock 78’, Nelson 84’

Booking: Nelson 56’

Referee: Darren England

Attendance: 53,160 (8,391 away)

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Ticket News

Arsenal ticket information

24 September 2019

Tickets for Nottingham Forest's Carabao Cup third-round tie against Arsenal have now sold out, but there is still some important information for Reds supporters.

Supporters have snapped up all 8,397 tickets available for the match at the Emirates Stadium this evening (kick-off 7.45pm).

Any duplicates or pre-purchased tickets will be available to collect at the Emirates Stadium from the collections office on podium level, opposite Turnstile S. These will be available from 5pm until kick-off and ID will be required.

Supporters are strongly advised not to drive to the Emirates Stadium. The ground is situated in a mainly residential area with an extensive Event Day Parking Scheme in operation. Only car owners with residents permits will be allowed to park on-street in the designated areas and any cars parked illegally will be towed away.

For a full guide on how to get to the Emirates Stadium, please click here.

Matchday hospitality

Supporters travelling as part of the club's executive experience as kindly asked to arrive before 12.30pm ready for a prompt 1pm departure.

Official coach travel

Official coach travel will depart The City Ground at 3.15pm. For more information on coach travel and where to park, please click here.

Supporters should be aware that the coach park is a 30-minute walk from the Emirates Stadium.

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